Aug 282013

The Deep Geologic Repository (DGR) project being proposed by Ontario Power Generation (OPG) is currently being reviewed by a joint review panel. WHEN’s Volunteer Education Coordinator, Dorothy Goldin Rosenberg, delivered the following submission to the panel on WHEN’s behalf. Oral and telephone presentations will follow in mid-September 2013.

Write your MPP and demand more consultations downstream from the project site.

Write the federal government and demand the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission heed the concerns raised below.

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 Posted by on August 28, 2013
Mar 282012

The Premier and the Minister of the Environment are to be congratulated for heeding the call of health and environmental organizations. Pesticides are poisonous and children right across the province will be better protected thanks to this announcement.
– from the Registered Nurses of Ontario media release, March 4, 2009 Continue reading »

 Posted by on March 28, 2012
Mar 282012

In July, 2011 the City of Toronto began consideration of a consultant’s report that identified several “opportunities” for budget reductions. On the list was the elimination of the Toronto Environment Office, the City equivalent of a Ministry of the Environment. This put at risk environmental programming such as Community Environment Days, waste diversion programs, urban agricultural programs, tree planting and the Live Green program among others. Continue reading »

 Posted by on March 28, 2012
Jan 012012

While many of us know about the risks of nuclear energy and nuclear weapons, less known is the routine radioactive emissions at each stage of the nuclear fuel chain from mining, milling, refining, fuel fabrication, reactor operations and high and low level waste management. It is important that these concerns be understood and acted upon as future generations of humans and wildlife are at risk. Continue reading »

 Posted by on January 1, 2012